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Immediately Reportable Incidents

What Incidents are Immediately Reportable to WorkSafeBC?

Incidents that involve any of the following need to be reported Immediately to WorkSafeBC:

  1. Injury to a worker, at the time of the incident where there is a loss of consciousness and/or requires critical interventions by a physician such as:
      • Broken bone or amputations
      • Penetrating injury to head, neck, chest, abdomen, or groin
      • Severe respiratory compromise
      • Circulatory shock or injury to internal organ
      • Third degree burn
      • Injury which may result in loss of sight/hearing/touch
  2. Involve a major structural failure or collapse of a building, bridge, tower, crane, hoist (including ceiling lifts) construction support system or excavation
  3. Involve a major release of a hazardous substance that had the potential to cause serious injury as outlined in point #1 above
  4. A fire or explosion that had a potential for causing serious injury to a worker
  5. Death of a worker.

If any of these situations occur contact your local Safety Advisor Immediately and take steps to secure the area to ensure the safety of others.

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